Nintendo announces eco-friendly game Endling: Extinction Is Forever is coming to Switch

Fancy playing something with high stakes and emotional devastation? A new game coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2022 might just be what you’re looking for. Announced at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase on December 15, Endling: Extinction is Forever is a game that “raises awareness of how the world can change if we don’t change our ways,” and tells a story about how important of the bond between a mother and her children as well as our own bond with our planet.

Developed by Herobeat Studios, Endling: Extinction is Forever follows the last mother fox on earth as she embarks on a journey to find a safe home to raise her three young puppies. However, this turns out to be an incredibly daunting task, as Endling’s world imagines a version of Earth plagued by disaster, corrupted by human greed, and overrun with destruction. So players need to navigate this dark but beautiful world as stealthily as possible in order to keep themselves and their children alive, while also hoping that some form of sanctuary really exists.

However, the mother fox is not completely without help. While stealth plays a big part in Endling, so does survivalism and teaching puppies to fend for themselves. Players can set aside time to teach their children new skills and methods for surviving predators, greatly improving their chances of survival. On the other hand, teaching them the wrong lessons – or not investing enough in them – can lead to their death. According to the showcase, how many puppies survive “is up to you,” which means there could very well be multiple (heartbreaking) endings.

Endling: Extinction is Forever, is slated for release on Switch and PC in Spring 2022.

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